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Friday, April 30, 2010

David's Tea House :@) :@)

Davids Tea House

68 Timog Ave. cor. Tomas Morato Ave.
Quezon City, Metro Manila

So I was waiting for my friend around the Tomas Morato Area for a couple of hours so I decided to go take a bite first at David's Teahouse to pass the time. I couldn't pass up the opportunity anyway because me and this restaurant go way back. I used to treat myself and my buddies to a meal here of the classic holy triumvirate of Chinese food (salt and pepper squid, sweet and sour pork and lemon chicken) after exams when i was still in high school. Sadly the greenhills branch closed down when they renovated what was then Virramall and I haven't eaten in David's Teahouse for about 7 years. So I went in fingers crossed that their quality didn't degrade which happens often in the Philippines when you become an established restaurant that has been around for more than 5 years. I apologize for the lousy pictures, cellphone camera.
Well after the 7 year wait here we go

David's Teahouse initial set up, besides the obviously missing chop sticks its pretty standard for a Philippine teahouse. House tea is fine, nothing that rocks your socks though.

Asado Siopao (2pcs) P60 ($1.25)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Big Daddy's Chicken :@) :@)

Big Daddy's Chicken

Theater Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center
Food Court

So what's the deal with Big Daddy's Chicken that we went out of our way to review this relatively unknown food stall? Big Daddy Chicken claims that they serve authentic Taiwanese chicken chops. To put it simply the Taiwanese chicken chop is a deep fried chicken breast with bone that is seasoned with powdered flavoring of usually chili or lemon but honestly words can't do justice on how good it is so if you're ever in Taiwan look for it. The Taiwanese version is called Ji Pai chicken and is so famous that people actually have to get numbers and form long lines just to be served. So me and my friends were pretty excited to try this out since I've been craving for one of these babies since my last trip to Taiwan and none of the other chicken chops found in the Philippines have been up to par compared to the Original.

So here we go kiddos.

In comparison to Taiwan's original its not that far off, but its not a direct copy either. Beggars can't be choosers and currently this is the best that we've got so I'd recommend it. Its like buying an extremely excellent louis vuiton knock off. You'd enjoy it but still you know its not authentic.

Chicken Cutlet with Rice & Soup Nori Seasoning P85($2)

Sbarros :@) :@)

Ground Floor, Eastwood Corporate Plaza
Libis, Quezon City

Its one of those late nights again, where me, Mikey and Slao are hungry....its an hour away before I leave for whatever we eat...we need it quick.

So where do we go?

SBARROS!!!!!! It has everything we were craving for: Great pizza, Fastfood, open at 4am.

Hmmm...what to order?
(Its Mikey Again!)

Pepperoni Pizza- P110 ($2.50)
Huge serving! A bit oily...but tastes awesome!

Belgian Fries :@) :@) :@)

Belgian Fries and Dips
Promenade, Greenhills

Friday, April 9, 2010

Good Burgers :@) :@)

One of our readers suggested that we try Good Burgers in our shout box and I quote "GOOD BURGER. be happy." So we were eager to try this place out.

It's Mikey again

The branch that we went to is located right across Greenhills shopping center at One Kennedy Place. To be more exact it's right across Tangerine.

Good Burgers unlike most burger joints/kiosks offer only chicken and vegetarian patties for their customers. While I get where they're trying to go with the whole health conscious thing, its a burger not exactly your healthiest option. They do however carve a significant niche with the vegetarian(not vegan) public.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ersao :@)

So the search for the best taiwanese restaurant is still on.... (As of now...Resto 15F remains on top)
and tonight...we finally got to Ersao!

Here's Mikey with Mango Shake P45 ($1 ) on the left....
and Taro Shake P40 ($1 ) on the right

In terms of Shakes...i could say Ersao does a great job emulating the ones they serve in Taiwan.

Inspirational Story: Taho Dude with a CAR??

Now before anything...for those of you who dont know what Taho is...
its basically steamed soft tofu, mixed with syrup and topped with tapioca.

One can find this local snack almost anywhere in the Metro... (just follow the voice of the vendor screaming "TAhhooooooooooooo??" in the middle of the night)

The tofu is light and warm, while the syrup sweet.

looks like this:

As far as this post goes... there isn't much to say about Taho. Its either you love it or hate it.

However, what makes this food trip unique is that after a midnight snack at Jacob's Shawarma... we came across a Taho Vendor who just came out of his car!!!

Now its an old car no big deal right??? Well according to him as well as the servers at Jacob's...he usually brings his CRV.

Apparently, Manong Vic...has been selling Taho for 30 years when a cup only cost Php 1!!!!
Through sheer hardwork and perseverance...he was able to school three of his kids (two of which graduated college already...while the eldest has his own business)

This just goes to show...with enough motivation and can get by anything!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Jacob's Shawama :@) :@) :@)

Jacob's Shawarma
115 Sapphire Rd. AIC Gold Tower G/F Ortigas Center
Pasig City, Metro Manila

Tel: 706-5699

Jacob's Shawarma is a 24 hour hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in the Ortigas Business Center District that serves Turkish comfort food. Jacob's Shawarma actually serves authentic Turkish Doner Kebabs which is like an identical twin to shawarma but with a bit of a Turkish twist. The name came up because shawarma is the more accepted term in the Philippines for this type of food.

So onto the main star of this restaurant it's shawarma

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